READY TO SERVE: Stephen John Bradshaw, Ning Dai, Kirsty Edwards and Tianqi Yao are the managing team at Ribs and Rumps.
READY TO SERVE: Stephen John Bradshaw, Ning Dai, Kirsty Edwards and Tianqi Yao are the managing team at Ribs and Rumps. Ebony Battersby

Are you up for meaty challenge at CBD's new steakhouse?

MAMMOTH-SIZED portions, succulent ribs and a vibrant atmosphere are just some of the items on the menu at Ribs and Rumps.

The steakhouse, now open on Goondoon St, is joined to the Grand Hotel and The Coffee Club.

It opened its doors for the first time this week.

Restaurant manager Stephen Bradshaw said the team was enthusiastic and ready to deliver a dining experience never before offered in Gladstone.

"We are really excited to offer a different concept to locals," he said.

"The market in town stood out as in need and we've worked hard to deliver the 11th Ribs and Rumps national store to Gladstone."

Staff members are anticipating one particular item on the menu will be in high demand - The Challenge.

Patrons who embark on the challenge aim to devour a kilogram steak, a full rack of pork ribs and a plate of chips.

Only upon completion will diners earn membership to an exclusive league.

"You can't leave anything on the plate," Mr Bradshaw said.

"We find customers can often polish off the steak and the ribs, but the chips nail them every time."

Steaks from a domestic market and ribs that rival all others are some of the promises the staff will deliver on at the restaurant.

In an exciting chapter for the hospitality sector, Goondoon St is vibrant with the addition of seven-day alfresco dining at The Coffee Club.

Ribs and Rumps on Goondoon Street in Gladstone is open for business.
Ribs and Rumps on Goondoon Street in Gladstone is open for business. Ebony Battersby


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